When I first saw Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (think Kevin Costner), it became my favorite movie. Between that movie, and the games my brother and I played, I became a fantasy nut(geek, nerd). Bows, arrows, swords, sorcery, and anything about fake ancient technologies fighting against fake monsters became my favorite pass time. Fantasy got me into reading-fantasy novels, of course. Where is all of this going? My nephew, William, asked my brother if swords were real. My brother answered that of course they're real, just obsolete. When William asked his father how he know, "...have you ever seen any?" Mike remembered that between the ages of 16 and 18years old, I had thrown my money away buying a bunch of swords. Being the great dad that he is, he asked me to show William my swords so that he'll see that they are, indeed real. Here they are Will. This is the first time they've served any purpose at all.